The generosity of the Macleay Valley was demonstrated once again at the 32nd Kempsey Cancerian Ball on Saturday night.
This years' ball was an extra special event as the Kempsey Cancerians reached the milestone of $1 million raised for cancer research.
The Committee surpassed their goal, with the total amount raised since 1987 now sitting at $1,030,505.
President of the Kempsey Cancerian Committee, Jenna Lees, said the night was a great success and achievement for the Committee.
"It's taken a lot of people over the years to get to where we are. It's a great achievement," she said.
"It was an amazing night. The generosity of the Macleay Valley is just incredible."
Over 270 people attended the Million Dollar Night and witnessed the milestone reached in a shower of confetti.
"There was definitely some tears of joy when we passed $1 million," Ms Lees said.
The total amount of money raised on Saturday night was over $48,000.
All of the money raised goes directly to the Australian Cancer Research Foundation and helps aid cancer research around Australia.
The Kempsey Cancerian Committee have contributed to the ovarian cancer research lab at St Vincent's Hospital and a cancer laboratory at Westmead Hospital as well as a $9.9 million dollar grant that will establish fifteen diagnostic skin scanners to improve the early detection of melanoma across New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria.
The Kempsey Cancerian Committee would like to thank all of the sponsors of this years' event, the committee members who made the night possible and the Macleay Valley for their outstanding generosity.
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